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. thank you, mayor ed lee. also the ministry of the commerce of china, supported by the governor's office. thank you so much. the lieutenant governor is here of course. i would like to mention that we do have some honorable mentions in here. first of all, my boss, hon. ed lee. mayor of san francisco. i would like to add our first chinese mayor in san francisco. the vice minister of the ministry of commerce from beijing. [applause] welcome. next to my former boss, the hon. gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california. the hon. counsel general of the people's republic of china. [applause] the minister of the embassy of the people's republic of china and the united states, based in washington, d.c.. and charlotte schultz, mr. mike rossi, senior adviser on jobs for governor brown. also officials from the delegation. the director-general of the department of foreign investment and administration. mr. wong shi. and mr. -- the commercial counselor of the department of corporation. and the director-general of the investment promotion agency of the ministry of commerce in china. we have more. t
you, lieutenant governor. of course, the best for last. the hon. vice minister of commerce to the podium, please. [applause] >> lt. governor newsom, mayor lee, counsel general, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. it is a great pleasure for me to be here to attend this seminar, " organized -- let me give a special thanks to the previous speakers who gave very warm and remarkable remarks. i would like to give special thanks to the state government of california and the municipal government of san francisco. i think without your help, this forum for the seminar will not be realized. i also believe that through the seminar, with both sides, which will enhance our cooperation between our two sides. for many years, national corp. always is a dynamic factor -- cooperation is always a dynamic factor. and the economic and trade relations is also under way because of this dynamic factor. we believe that through all the -- this is becoming more important. china and the chinese government attaches great importance to national corp. and to state corporation and city corp. -- cooperation
. congratulations and thank you. [applause] [speaking foreign language] let's invite the china chamber of commerce and paramount. and blue diamond. the china chamber of commerce and blue diamond growers to sign the project on imports of all men's -- almonds. thank you. congratulations. [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, this is the end of the signing ceremony. congratulations to the organizations and companies and thanks to the distinguished leaders witnessing the ceremony. thank you very much. >> hi. ok, thank you for joining us today. my name is malia cohen. i represent the southeastern neighborhood, affectionately known as district 10. i am very pleased everyone is here today. thank you for hosting us today and opening up your wonderful sanctuary. where are you? there you are. thank you very much. i appreciate that. i'd like to introduce mayor lee, who will talk to us about some of the proposals we will be presenting to you today to address some of the public safety challenges we have recently been experiencing in the southeastern part of the city. thank you very much, mayor. may
for fashion. launching the first contest for commerce sites. joining me now in a fox business exclusive, john hayes, chief marketing officer at american express and carol smith, harper's bazaar publisher and chief revenue officer. i cannot begin to explain how much we appreciate you being here. you must be so busy, what is it like? >> i it is a little crazy. first dead silent on september 3, labor day, nobody is around and the next day all hell breaks loose. but right now it is being directed towards the launch of shop bazaar.com. let's talk about this. >> let's start with the business model. buyers and sellers, bringing them together in unique ways, that is what our business is about. so here we have a great opportunity to give the customers who love fashion and opportunity to be inspired by the content and the access to the items as well. liz: you are known as targeting a more affluent customer. when i look at your magazine it is aspirational as well. how will it be different from what is already out there? a lot of people are used to going to those sites, how will you grab the customers? >
policy for the san francisco chamber of commerce. i have a letter for each us, stating the clam bers' strong support in the increase of tami medallions. the unmet demand for cabs in san francisco is well-documented and well-demonstrated. this need is only going to grow as the citis a population grows as our business continues it rebound and tourism increases. as anyone who visits or lives or works in san francisco will tell you there are not enough cabs on the street and with all due respect to the drivers because i believe what they are saying about their own reality, it's true in their cases, but as a consumer, and someone who lives here, as i do in district 9, and works in the city. i will tell you treasvirtually impossible for me to get a cab most of the time. so in representing the chamber, we want to convey to you the chambers' strong support and urge you to increase the number of medallions. >> thank you. next speaker. >> peter witt. >> good afternoon, mr. witt. >> with all due respect to the chamber of commerce, mostly impossible. what does that mean? we do have a dispat
with the business community. one of the biggest champions is that california chamber of commerce. we know it is good for business. and please, organized with the neighborhood bars. there are so many great neighborhood bars in this city that could add that neighborhood element to political organizing. and when you are a district supervisor, it is one thing to have nightclub owners come to you. it is another thing to have neighborhood business owners like bar owners coming to you. we need to organize as a bar owner and that will move us in a positive direction. i am optimistic about the future of night life in this city. i think we have turned a corner. there's a broader and broader consensus that this matters for the broader culture of san francisco. thank you. [applause] for many years, the entertainment commission -- >> for many years, the entertainment commission, which has been under the auspices of the city was guided by ed lee. he is now the mayor san francisco. he was going to be here today, but was called away. but he sent paul anderson to deliver a message. [applause] >> not ed lee. but i pl
, commerce, and tourism. we are home to 20,000 hotel rooms in our district and have 24 schools and 24 parks and or playgrounds in the district. this is in a very small geographical area. we average 5500 calls per service per month. we cover union square, chinatown, the financial district, north beach, russian hill, telegraph hill, the embarcadero and fisherman's wharf. our main supervisor is supervisor david chiu and supervisor marc farrell has a pocket and supervisor james kim has a pocket along geary street. the population is about 75,000 residents in a 1.8 square mile area. on any given day, the population swells to about 350,000 people because of all the people coming to work in the financial district. the demographics in the central district -- female is about 50%, males 49.8%. it's almost even. age 17 and under is 17.56% which equates to about 5300 people under 17. our senior population is twice that much or approximately 11,500. caucasian -- 46%. african-american, 2%. latino, 4%. other is a 1.3%. less than 1% our native american. our organizational chart is headed by yours truly. i h
the last few months that is a joint partnership with the chamber of commerce. goothere is someone at that desk now, a temporary person is that position is being filled, but the objection is to work with the event authorities on their contrasting needs, business to business needs, and seeing what we can do to fulfill those needs with our local and small businesses here in san francisco and also to work with the business community on what needs emotionally around america's cup. the one stock is open from 10:00 until 2:00, so if you are in that vicinity, please drop in. we have a staff member staffed there. 311 is staffed there as well, so we have city and a vent authority staff -- event authority staff to help fulfill needs. remember race days. i hope you are able to enjoy, take some time to watch the races. at the last meeting, jane gave you a presentation, so we will august 28 start doing some testing with clients and hope to have sometime in september, and i will keep you apprised of that. this grand jury did report on the arts commission.
in at a third of the price with all of the access to their online e-commerce and m-commerce prices. >> we like amazon in mobilecom putting best. you mentioned apple. why not apple? it's the darling of the sect. >> sure. there's two concerns on apple. one is will r there any iphone 5s disappointments and people not happy with the innovations? most important thing is apple starting to get to a 20% level in the nasdaq 100. the etfs, mutual funds benched to that index and others starting to get to the point to look to rebalance as they did in 2010 if apple goes higher there could be substantial selloff. >> from etfs and mutual funds who are holders? thank you very much. sue, back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, the democratic convention has turned the pot light on charlotte, north carolina, this week. here's the economic drill down on the nation's 19th largest city. in just the past decade, nearly 7,000 firms have invested more than $12 billion in to the queen city thanks to its stronghold of finance, transportation and distribution. with a population of 772,000, metro charlotte currently has an u
this global commerce going. and so without that investment, we, you know, we can only speculate what might happen if we weren't here. melissa: and let's speculate about that right now. what would turmoil in the strait mean for the price you pay at the pump? joining me oppenheimer and company senior oil analyst fadel gheit. thanks so much for joining us. if the iranians did follow through on their threat to close the strait, what is your bet what would happen to the price of oil that instance? >> they can try but can they actually do it? the answer is no. the probability would be very low. basically if we have any military action in this part of the world one would expect the crude oil prices would rise very sharply but it will be very short-lived because of why the fundamentals means oil prices should be close to 80, not close to 100. melissa: let's flesh out a couple things you said there. when i was talking to the commanding officer and as well as everybody out there in the strait they had different answers as to how long they thought the iranians would be able to shut down that little 1
,000. she was later appointed secretary of commerce. in 2008, fund-raiser steve spinner also raised $500,000. he pushed for a loan for the now bankrupt solyndra company, a loan never repaid. when we found spinner being honored again in charlotte, he went out an exit. the democrat party official block our cameras and followed. yet another fund-raiser here this week, chicago stockbroker, raj fernando was named to the advisory board but resigned shortly after abc news asked about his qualifications to be on the board. it was not something fernando wanted to talk about this week. >> this is abc news -- >> reporter: and we were ordered to stop asking questions of fernando, leave the hotel or face arrest. >> you'll be arrested. >> reporter: i'll be arrested for asking questions of this man? the democrats like to say they're different than republicans, more open about the money, but in fact, like the republican, democrats continue to keep secret the names of some of our biggest donors to outside advocacy groups, the head of those of super funds tells me he does just as karl rove does. >> and yo
density and there's enough commerce, enough population, then in the early part of the 19th century they get going and they really take off in the 1830s. >> so that's when it's fair to say for the first time that journalism is a business? >> oh, yes. it's clear by then. >> now, as much as people make fun of us, so i have to ask -- >> more power to you. >> when did the notion of journalism as a professional come on the scene in? >> that is still contested terrain, in the since -- >> you and i both remember we're going into journalism, we are upset by college kids were going into journalism. >> yes, and you still here today once in a while, you know, if you find the right kind of a person, you can get a barroom stool argument going over the necessity of journalism instruction. in fact that apprentice model that you and i came across when we were starting out, has really been thrown overboard because no one, almost no one in the news business any longer can afford to have someone on the payroll just while the getting instructed and learning the ropes. so a lot of that training role of
on the commerce committee and became very, very close pals. i mean very close. i admire barbara mikulski so much. she came to congress after wages a successful battle in baltimore baltimore, the battle they were trying to put a highway through the old neighborhood where she lived. she stopped it and she road rode it all the way to congress and then to the senate. she has seniority among women democratic senators, and she's widely respected on both sides of the aisle. >> jennifer: she's one tough cookie. i'm curious whether you think hilly will actually run in 2016. >> eliot: why are you looking at me, because i'm from new york? >> jennifer: you're from new york. >> eliot: i think she will. i think she should. mr. vice president you know any decision like this is so person, where you are in life and what you want to put yourself through, but i think she's universally respected admired whatever tensions there may have been or sensibility of the public there was nothing but respect for her. as secretary of state she has represented this nation superbly, and i think she could clear the field in the
month by dr. matsui, a professor of commerce and she was doing a study on the leadership -- and i was surprised to hear about this, there were looking to us for tips on how to revitalize small businesses, using tourism, and getting regional and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan. and that is set. >> thank you. the next item? >> item 13 is general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 is new business. is there any new business? the next item? item 15 is adjournment. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i moved. >> i second. >> thank you. >> commissioners, the meeting is adjourned at 6:34 p.m.. 3-6r7b8g9sd good afternoon. welcome back to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting. it is tuesday, september 4, 2012. madam clerk, would you please call the roll. clerk avalos, present. campos present. chiu present. chu present. cohen present. els bernard present. farrell present. kim absent. mar absen
, the chamber of commerce, the labor council, surrounding businesses, and many surrounding neighborhoods and neighborhood groups. why? because it's a great project. and let's be honest. nothing about the merits of this project has changed since then. eight washington will revitalize a horribly underutilized stretch of the waterfront currently cut off from the rest of the city. the only thing that's changed is a group of people have forced this onto the ballot. this is disturbing to have a referendum on a a planning and zoning matter. we know how difficult it is to have a residential project from this city and to let a group of people stop a project is very serious, and this will have an effect not only on market rate... >> president chiu: thank you. next speaker. and again let me ask if there are members of the public that wish to speak, please line up. >> i am not one of the well-healed people. i got signatures on the ballot, and i didn't pay for them, no one paid me for them. i went out and i got them. you all are being asked to uphold referendum causes. the referendum causes have been
a stock that benefits from a rapid increase in commerce. worldwide. we need a stock that's global in reach. one that can capitalize off more business activity. we need a stock where the bad news is known but the good news isn't factored in yet. hey, we need fedex. in other words you don't want to sell this stock if you think the good central bank news is coming. you will sell a stock barely up for the year that's leveraged to play a return to robust global growth. you would sell it at a discount to where it would be if the ecb says anything good at all. second, as much as i did think it was big news it wasn't like the preannouncement was a true shocker to those who followed the group closely. six weeks ago, united parcel, a little pin action here. they trade together. told us pretty much exactly what fedex said. plenty of people must have expected the news and didn't regard it as news. just confirmation of what u.p.s. told us in july. the companies aren't that different in terms of reach or profit margin. not like the stocks levered to better economic news. they have been on fire lately. s
for the transportation, commerce, they recognize there's a fundamental part what it is to live in america in the 21st century. they wanted to goat bottom of it. many of the aerospace companies, they not only make the airplanes, they make the spaceships. and so we had air row people on the commission and space people on the commission. i was counted as one of the space people. one of the trips we took was around the world. this is late 2002. around the world to key places that have aerospace industries to find out is there some competition that we're not living up to? what are they doing we're not? we visited china. i went to bay shinning in 2002, my first time there, i went there with a complete portfolio of stereo types about what i would expect. boulevards of bicycles. this is what i expected. that's what was on the film loops that i saw growing up. arrive in beijing, there are bicycles, that's not filling the boulevard. there's her say mercedes and bmw. it's not like any picture i have seen. we meet with head captain of industry. heads of agencies there. i look carefully and see on the hand colleg
for transportation, for commerce, they recognize a fundamental part of what it is to live in america in the 21st century. they want to get to the bottom of it. many of the aerospace companies, they not only make the airplanes, but the spacious. and so we have aero people and space people on the commission. i was counted as one of the space people. one of the trips we took was around the world. this is 2002. around the world to key places that have burgeoning aerospace industries to find out there is some competition that were not living up to -- were they doing we are not doing it, i went to beijing in 2002. my first time there, i went there with a complete portfolio stereotype about what i would expect. boulevards and bicycles. all right? this is what i expected. arriving in beijing, yeah, there are bicycles, but that's not what is filling the boulevard. there are mercedes and volkswagen's and bmws. it's not like anything i had ever seen. heads of agency there. i look carefully and i see on their hand, college rings, graduate degrees from american universities and engineering. almost every one
and they would be sing examining dancing if they had been as hoe as they are in inverted commerce. we caught up with some very academic important men in german, the academic mentor, and asked him some of these questions. for example, what the esm should look like and what the ecb could or could not do. here's what he had to say. >> the problem is that a change, the old friend of policymaking because up until now it was forbidden -- it was a rule not to buy bonds and you understand when they started in 2010 is, well, we have to buy some bonds simply to keep the market floating, to keep them flexible. but meanwhile, it's clear, this is not the idea. so, now the idea is simply to support governments. >> one of the problems of massive bond buying programs is that it knocks the whole market system out of sync, so to speak. it's much easier for governments to buy bonds. this is what the professor also warned about. >> the banks are really financing the governments at this time. and you see there is also specialty because if a bank gives a loan to a private company, then they have to have capital. if
, location services and commerce game. they're bringing proprietary app. that is big thing. lori: android razr, iphone 5 next week. is the market shaking up little bit for these smartphones? is apple, can the lumina product be an iphone killer, if you will or will we see the pie split up into more even pieces? >> i think it will work more like the xbox than a real home run. what i mean by that, they stuck with it, kept delivering, innovated over time to become a competitive product. i think that is what will happen here. but the market is pretty much consolidating. i don't think there is a lot of room for a lot of new entrants coming in. if you're not in the market by 2013 and not established it will be difficult. lori: you're still on board with microsoft entering into the mobile device marketplace. this strategy of hosting this event today, so apple-like . what do you think of that strategy? high security. ballmer make as surprise appearance. trying to be wannabes to apple, right. >> right. i don't know if it is wannabes, what the market responds to. the market responds to flash, it res
, and once the cities get to be a certain density and there's enough commerce, enough population, then in the early part of the 19th century, they get going, and they really take off in 1830s. >> so that's when it's fair to say for the first time that journalism is a business? >> oh, yes. it's clear by then, yeah. >> now, we, as much as people make fun of us for this, think of ourselves as a professional school, and so i have to ask -- >> more power to you. >> when did the notion of journalist as a professional, whatever that means, come on the scene? >> right, right. well, that is still contested terrain in the sense that -- >> you and i both remember going into journalism, guys in the news room who had not gone to college who were upset that the college kids were going into journalism. >> that's right. [laughter] yes, and you still hear that today once in awhile, you know, if you find the right kind of a perp, you can get a ballroom stool argument going over the necessity of journalism's instruction, but, you know, ncht, that apprentice model that you and i came across when we
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